Melodic Times April – Woody’s Melodic Rock & AOR News Round Up


Stuff by Woody


House Of Lords will become Indestructible in June when they release their tenth album on Frontiers Records. It will feature tracks such as ‘Go To Hell’, ‘We Will Always Be One’, ‘Die To Tell’ and ‘Stand and Deliver’.

German vocalist Michael Bormann, who many associate with cult melodic rock heroes Jaded Heart returns with a new solo album Closer on May 22nd. This album follows Bormann’s appearance on the German version of The Voice in which he received acclaim for his version of ‘Warrior’ which saw him progress to the knock out stages.

Whitesnake have created another lyric video to promote their Deep Purple tribute album. Enjoy ‘Laydown, Staydown’ below!

Skid Row have parted company with vocalist Johnny Solinger and in shock news he’s replaced by – and who saw this coming seriously! – Tony Harnell (TNT). Following this shock announcement, my favourite facebook post was from brummie vocalist Tony Mills whom some had contacted thinking he was the new Skid Row vocalist – although Mills did front TNT for a time, he is most definitley the wrong Tony!

FM are pushing their new album Heroes and Villains hard and have another lyric video for you to enjoy. So crank up ‘Someday’s I Only Want To Rock and Roll’ below.

Melodicrock Records have announced a new signing S.A.Y who will release their debut album Orion on May 22nd.  Check out ‘Broken Wings’ from the album below.

Melodicrock Records will also release the debut album from Room Experience on May 22nd. As i have previously reported Room Experince features the voice of David Readman it features Ginaluca Firmo and Shining Line/Charming Grace duo Pierpaolo Monti and Davide Barberi. Check out ‘Tomorrow Comes’ below. I’m Really looking forward to this one!

Def Leppard and Whitesnake have teamed up for a joint headline tour of the UK this December including a date at the NEC (Genting Arena pffttt…) in Birmingham on Saturday 12th ! They’ll have Black Star Riders opening for them on all dates!

Birmingham based pure AORster’s Corvus will release their cebut album Chasing Miracles on June 1st via Lynchburg Records. You can sample the video for their first single below, the title track ‘Chasing Miracles’.

Check out the video from Impellitteri for the track ‘Venom’ lifted from the album of the same name due out later this month on Frontiers Records!

Ten are set to release their new album Isla De Muerta in May on Rocktopia Records. The album follows hot on the heals of Albion which was release late last year on the same label garnering much critical acclaim and public approval as the band return to the sound of their earlier albums.

Record label AOR Heaven will re-release two extremely hard to get hold of Drive She Said albums the self titled debut and Drivin Wheel. Linear notes are written by respected journalist Dave Reynolds.

Mike Tramp has please many longstanding fans by returing to a full band sound on his forthcoming album Nomad which will be released in August.

Nelson are back too with a new album Peace Out to be released via Frontiers Records in May. It will feature the following tracks ‘Hello Everybody’, ‘Invincible’, ‘I Wanna Stay Home’ and ‘Bad For You’.

The Peterik/Scherer project album Risk Everything which will be released on Frontiers Records later in the month have released a new video. Check out the ultra catchy ‘Cold Blooded’ here.

what you want another lyric video from FM well here you go. ‘Life is A Highway’ is ready for your enjoyment here, crank it up!

Kiske/Sommerville has also released a video to support their upcoming album on Frontiers Records. Check out ‘Walk on Water’ here.

One of my favourite UK AOR acts Romeo’s Daughter will release their new album ‘Spin’ on April 20th. Listen to the snippets below and enjoy!

Wings of Pegasus will release their debut album Persistance on May 10th. But for a taster of what to expect crank up the video below for ‘That’s Metal (to my ears)’.

Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty has recorded a new single for download it’s called ‘Strong’ and can be heard over on Leverty’s website

I’ve never hidden my love of female vocalist’s so it was a real treat when Lotta Lene’s album Smoke and Mirror’s landed in my inbox. A delightful collection of old school melodic rock songs sung with strong dynamic female lead vocals. Definitley one all Melodic Rockers should give a listen to. Follow the link to hear a video trailer for the album on Lotta’s facebook page.

Well that’s all the juicy bits of news from the past month; I’ll be back in a month’s time with even more news and gossip from the world of AOR and melodic rock.